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The Iceman Experimenteth: Part 1 of a Series On Target Margin Theater's Iceman Lab

Bess Rowen | Posted 06.03.2016 | Arts
Bess Rowen

The Iceman Cometh is one of those plays from the American canon whose name evokes a pretty specific theatrical mood and style.

Move to Inbox: Rafael Spregelburd's SPAM

Bess Rowen | Posted 04.18.2016 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Vin Knight and Dominic Russo in SPAM. Photo credit: Evan Bernardin. One of my favorite TV shows of all time is the original version of The Twilight ...

The Many Faces of Picasso | Why Collectors Are Flocking to Picasso Ceramics

Auctionata | Posted 02.17.2016 | Arts
Auctionata

His ceramics capture his time relaxing as a craftsman, using his hands and transforming the ordinary medium of ceramics, into the extraordinary.

Eternally Thrilling: Estelle Parsons Directs The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at the Actors Studio

Jaime Lubin | Posted 01.20.2016 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

What this incarnation of Judas does so well is to combine burlesque aspects with genuine emotion.

"The Heroine Paint" After Frankenthaler

Catherine Corman | Posted 01.05.2016 | Arts
Catherine Corman

Further distancing herself from the proud desire to make self-consciously 'great work,' Frankenthaler embraced the concept of the accident, folding it into her practice, working with it and coming to rely on it, as she said, "so that the whole surface looks felt and born all at once."

Louise Bourgeois: The Spider and the Tapestries

Catherine Corman | Posted 01.05.2016 | Arts
Catherine Corman

When asked directly, she replied, "Why the spider? Because my best friend was my mother and she was deliberate, clever, patient, soothing, reasonable, dainty, subtle, indispensable, neat, and as useful as a spider."

Agnes Martin

Catherine Corman | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts
Catherine Corman

In the monograph Agnes Martin (D.A.P./Tate), the work is described variously as ascetic, immensely fragile, calm, direct, hypnotic, quiet and inward. Martin says her subjects are lightness and formlessness. Her work is so interior it does not invite more concrete description.

Sally Mann: Hold Still

Catherine Corman | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts
Catherine Corman

Sally Mann opens her memoir, Hold Still (Little, Brown), by invoking the muese. An outdated word, the meuse is a mark left in the ground after a small animal leaves; the grass or dust bears an imprint of its departed body.

Sally Mann: Immediate Family

Catherine Corman | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts
Catherine Corman

Over twenty years ago, Sally Mann published Immediate Family (Aperture), a book of photographs of her children playing on their family farm in Virginia, which was called "disturbing" by the New York Times and "degenerate" by the Wall Street Journal.

'Sweetpea:' Billy Strayhorn, A Tribute To A Musical Icon

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 12.04.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I couldn't believe I was going to a music festival honoring the famous Billy Strayhorn at the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University in Chicago -- "Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn." It felt as if I was attending a homecoming of sorts.

Giovanni DeCunto -- Encore

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts
Stacey Alcorn

What happens when an artist has a message so deeply profound that it cannot be contained on one canvas?

Renaud Proch on Independent Curators International (ICI)

Lilia Ziamou | Posted 11.05.2015 | Arts
Lilia Ziamou

his year, ICI celebrates its 40th anniversary. We reached out to Renaud Proch, ICI's Executive Director, who shares with us his perspective on this pioneering and innovative organization. In this conversation, Renaud Proch talks to us about ICI's core values, enabling implementation, and the importance of networks.

New Wave Women: Frieze

Catherine Corman | Posted 10.06.2015 | Arts
Catherine Corman

She wants to capture "that particular moment when they're about to become what they'll become," she says. "I like looking at people when they're finding their way, living up to themselves."

Street Art Fair LA: Packed with Art and Fans

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 10.03.2015 | Arts
John Wellington Ennis

The first-ever Street Art Fair LA is going down this week at Siren Studios on Orange and Santa Monica in Hollywood, probably the biggest collection of street art in Los Angeles since MoCA's acclaimed "Art in the Streets" exhibit in 2011.

Iraq Documentary Filmmaker Turns His Lens on the US Prison Pipeline

Ming Holden | Posted 08.21.2015 | Entertainment
Ming Holden

Manning's current work on The Odyssey Project film grows out of the belief that relying on that "sophisticated machine" of mainstream media to tell the truth about incarcerated young men of color would be an exercise in futility.

One for All: The American Soldier Proves Sacrifice Is a Family Issue

Jaime Lubin | Posted 07.22.2016 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

Taurel explores the many faces of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), painting a detailed portrait of the military experience which explains that when trauma strikes one, it affects all.

Mist of the Earth: A Stunning Exhibition of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest Region

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 07.06.2016 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

It was during a visit to São Paulo that a budding acquaintance with Denise Milan was spawned. I was drawn to her work and a world of discovery that she presented to me through her stone constructs and the multilayered tableaus that resonated throughout her installations.

Blossoming Pianos, Reviving Mimì, and Other Signs of Spring

Camille Zamora | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts
Camille Zamora

Today -- finally! -- is the day. After a horrific winter featuring the coldest recorded temperatures in the past 81 years combined with a flu vaccine of historic inefficacy, spring has finally shown up.

New Wave Women: Emerging Artists

Catherine Corman | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts
Catherine Corman

While Isabella Huffington is visibly influenced by Yayoi Kusama, Jim Hodges, and the Pointillists, her inspirations reach deep into art history.

Who, If Not Artists, Can Inspire Us In Days Of Change?

Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist | Posted 05.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist

An authentic artist creates beauty that lifts us up to the highest within us. The Creativity of such an artist comes from his or her connection to the Divine Source, which is therefore able to make a truly constructive contribution to humanity.

Celebrating 19th-Century American Female Composers

Diane Propsner | Posted 05.09.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

With the momentum created via her recital, Ellen is hopeful that her passion will inspire others to take part in spotlighting this music. She shared her thoughts for promoting a more inclusive version of history in music classrooms.

10 Famous Paintings That Will Make You Feel Happy You DON'T Have A Valentine

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.13.2015 | Arts

In honor of this most divisive of holidays, we're revisiting an old post honoring those of us who will not be receiving Hallmark cards. And wouldn't w...

Artist 'Fights' His Drawings, And They're A Knockout

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.07.2015 | Arts

We often hear about the tortured relationship artists have with their work. Alex Solis takes that to a clever extreme in his "Inkteraction" series. ...

New Wave Women: Pulse and Nada

Catherine Corman | Posted 02.28.2015 | Arts
Catherine Corman

"By photographing these marginal details; stains, traces, dust, dirt, I bring them to the center of vision, allowing them to exist and prevail," she says, in an attempt to foreground "the abjectness of the otherwise invisible."

Here's What Your Inferiority Complex Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts

Care to cross the Stream of Self-Consciousness or scale the Insecurity Fence? Welcome to cartoonist Grant Snider's "The Inferiority Complex," a pla...